SEZ notifications

SEZs – Relaxations During Pandemic

Goods and Services Tax - On account of the Pandemic outburst of COVID-19, the Central Government declared a complete lockdown from 25th March, 2020 onwards in various phases. In subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of Home Affairs vide Guidelines dated 15th April, 2020, issued relaxations for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) wherein the Government from 20th April, 2020...

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Harmonization of Rules, formats & fees in all SEZs

Goods and Services Tax - The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce vide SEZ Division Letter in D.12/25/2012-SEZ, dated October 28, 2014, has harmonized the Rules, formats and fees in all the SEZs formats by standardizing the following procedures for adaption in all Zones:...

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Digitalization of applications/permissions by SEZ Units/ Developers

Goods and Services Tax - As part of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiative of Department of Commerce (DOC), following transactions were identified by DOC as important applications made by SEZ units and Developers to Development Commissioner’s office and DOC for various Approvals/intimations/reporting. DOC had requested NDML to develop and deploy online sub...

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Guidelines on Handling of Court Cases and Other Litigation Matters Relating to Sezs

Goods and Services Tax - In all other matters, the concerned DC, SEZ should take all necessary steps, including consultation with Government Counsel and represent the matter before the relevant Court on behalf of UoI also....

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Entry Tax: After Granting Exemption same can’t be rejected for Technicalities

SRF Ltd. Vs State of Madhya Pradesh And Others (Madhya Pradesh High Court) - The issue under consideration is whether the petitioner is eligible for exemption from payment of entry tax based on certificates granted under Madhya Pradesh Udyog Nivesh Samvardhan Sahayta Yojna?...

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Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Notification No. G.S.R. 678(E) - (23/10/2020) - (1) These rules may be called the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2020. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Last date of filing QPRs/APRs by SEZ units/EOUs/Developers extended

No. K-43022/7/2020-SEZ - (22/09/2020) - I am directed to refer to this Department's letter of even number dated 30.03.2020 (Copy enclosed) on the subject cited above and to state that keeping in view of hardship due to COVID-19, this Department has further decided to extend the time period for filing APRs/QPRs by SEZ Units/Developers/EOUs...

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Govt notifies inclusion of new members in CSEZ Authority

Notification No. S.O. 3625(E) - (17/09/2020) - Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (5) of Section 31 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, dated 28...

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Important issues of SEZs / EOUs during COVID-19 lockdown

No. K-43022/7/2020-SEZ (3145523) - (29/04/2020) - Important operational issues pertaining to Special Economic Zones (SEZs) / Export Oriented Units (EOUs) during the prevailing lockdown for COVID-19 -reg....

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Special Economic Zones (4th Amendment) Rules, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 12(E) - (31/12/2019) - ‘53A. Exemption.- Nothing contained in rule 53 shall apply,-a. to a Unit in an International Financial Service Centre set up as Alternate Investment Fund or Mutual Fund to the extent of any inflow of investible funds from investors, any investments made from such investible funds and returns on th...

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Entry Tax: After Granting Exemption same can’t be rejected for Technicalities

SRF Ltd. Vs State of Madhya Pradesh And Others (Madhya Pradesh High Court)

The issue under consideration is whether the petitioner is eligible for exemption from payment of entry tax based on certificates granted under Madhya Pradesh Udyog Nivesh Samvardhan Sahayta Yojna?...

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Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Notification No. G.S.R. 678(E) (23/10/2020)

(1) These rules may be called the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2020. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Last date of filing QPRs/APRs by SEZ units/EOUs/Developers extended

No. K-43022/7/2020-SEZ (22/09/2020)

I am directed to refer to this Department's letter of even number dated 30.03.2020 (Copy enclosed) on the subject cited above and to state that keeping in view of hardship due to COVID-19, this Department has further decided to extend the time period for filing APRs/QPRs by SEZ Units/Developers/EOUs upto 31st December, 2020....

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Govt notifies inclusion of new members in CSEZ Authority

Notification No. S.O. 3625(E) (17/09/2020)

Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (5) of Section 31 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, dated 28th May, 2018, for inclusion of new membe...

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SEZs – Relaxations During Pandemic

On account of the Pandemic outburst of COVID-19, the Central Government declared a complete lockdown from 25th March, 2020 onwards in various phases. In subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of Home Affairs vide Guidelines dated 15th April, 2020, issued relaxations for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) wherein the Government from 20th April, 2020...

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Important issues of SEZs / EOUs during COVID-19 lockdown

No. K-43022/7/2020-SEZ (3145523) (29/04/2020)

Important operational issues pertaining to Special Economic Zones (SEZs) / Export Oriented Units (EOUs) during the prevailing lockdown for COVID-19 -reg....

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Special Economic Zones (4th Amendment) Rules, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 12(E) (31/12/2019)

‘53A. Exemption.- Nothing contained in rule 53 shall apply,-a. to a Unit in an International Financial Service Centre set up as Alternate Investment Fund or Mutual Fund to the extent of any inflow of investible funds from investors, any investments made from such investible funds and returns on them inclusive of principal return and any...

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Special Economic Zones (3rd Amendment) Rules, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 940(E) (17/12/2019)

A Special Economic Zone or Free Trade Warehousing Zone other than a Special Economic Zone for Information Technology or Information Technology enabled Services, Biotech or Health (other than hospital) service, shall have a contiguous land area of fifty hectares or more:...

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Delegation of powers for shifting of SEZ Unit from one SEZ to another within same Zone – reg

Instruction No. 101 (01/11/2019)

I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to convey herewith the approval of the Competent authority for delegation of powers to jurisdictional Development  Commissioners  for authorising the  proposals of shifting/relocation/transfer of SEZ Units from one SEZ to another SEZ within the same Zone....

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Single letter of approval (LoA) for all categories under Chapter 71 of ITC HS

Instruction No. 100 (25/10/2019)

I am directed to state that representations had been received in this Department for single LoA for all categories under Chapter 71 of ITC HS. The representations have been examined and following decisions have been taken, with the approval of competent authority, regarding issuance of LoA to a Gems & Jewellery (G&J) unit:...

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Guidelines for clearance of unclaimed and abandoned goods kept in SEZs/ FTWZs

Instruction No. 96 (31/07/2019)

Units holding goods on behalf of clients in SEZ /FTWZ shall be deemed to have the custody of these goods under section 48 of the Customs Act for the purpose of sale in DTA,in case such goods are abandoned or unclaimed by their clients....

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Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Act, 2019

Notification No. 8 of 2019 (08/07/2019)

(1) This Act may be called the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Act, 2019. (2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 2nd day of March, 2019....

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SEZ: Management &Business Consultant services is authorized service

Instruction No. 94 (08/05/2019)

The representations from stakeholders have been received in this Department for inclusion of Management and Business Consultant Services in the list of default authorized services. The matter was deliberated upon by the Board of Approval in its 85th meeting held and it was decided that Management and Business Consultant Services may be in...

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Special Economic Zones (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 200(E) (07/03/2019)

The process of renewal of Letter of Approval shall take into account the efforts made and the results achieved or status of the following criteria, namely:-(i) Export performance of the Unit in the last block.(ii) Employment generated.(iii) Instance of violation of applicable statutes related to the functioning of the Unit....

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Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

Notification No. 12 of 2019 (02/03/2019)

(1) This Ordinance may be called the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019,(2) It shall come into force at once. In section 2 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005, in clause (v) -(i) after the words local authority, the words or trust or entry as may be notified by the Central Government, shall be inserted;...

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Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2018

Notification No. G.S.R. 909(E) (19/09/2018)

(1) These rules may be called the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2018. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Uniform list of services to be followed in SEZs for IGST Exemption

F.No. D.12/19/2013-SEZ (02/01/2018)

The BoA was appraised that consequent to implementation of GST Act, some State Government are not extending the benefits of IGST exemption for default services, Since, SEZs are exempt from IGST and the above matter was placed before 80th BoA meeting held on 17th November, 2017. The BoA, after deliberations, approved the reiteration of the...

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Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2016

Notification No. G.S.R. 2(E) (26/12/2016)

5A. Infrastructure requirements relating to information technology, Bio-technology, Research and Development facilities, Fabless Semi-conductor Industry and Electronic Manufacturing Services...

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Proposals for setting up of new SEZs and MHA clearance – Regarding.

No. F.2/7/2016-SEZ (19/12/2016)

No. F.2/7/2016-SEZ Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry  Department of Commerce (SEZ Section) Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Dated: 19th December, 2016 To The Development Commissioners Special Economic Zone Subject: Proposals for setting up of new SEZs and MHA clearance – Regarding. Sir/Madam, I am directed to say that Na...

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Reg. Duty Reimbursement for goods supply to SEZ Developers

Instruction No. 86 (31/10/2016)

Amendment to Instruction No. 9 regarding Procedure for Reimbursement of Duty (ROD) in lieu of drawback for supply of goods to SEZ Developers against Indian Rupees....

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Checklist of Documents for area notification & Shifting of unit from one SEZ to other

No.D.12/45/2009-SEZ (14/07/2016)

Instruction regarding documents to be forwarded for full notification/additional area notification/partial de-notification/full de-notification/change of name of developer or co-developer and shifting of unit from one SEZ to another SEZ-reg....

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Guide for power Generation, Transmission & Distribution in SEZs

No.P.6/3/2006-SEZ (vol.111) (16/02/2016)

Power Guidelines for power Generation, Transmission and Distribution in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) were issued on 27th February, 2009 and subsequently replaced by the guidelines issued on 21st March, 2012.These guidelines were further reviewed and guidelines dated 21st March, 2012 were withdrawn vide letter dated 6th April, 2015....

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Simplification of SEZ Rules- Inter Unit Transfers – regarding

84/SEZ, (16/04/2015)

Instruction No. 84/SEZ, Dated : April 16, 2015 With a view to promote the ease of doing business further, it is advised that SEZ Units are now allowed to remove goods for repair, replacement, testing, calibration, quality testing and research and development purposes also on selfattestation basis under intimation to the Specified Officer ...

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Withdrawal of Guidelines for Power Generation in SEZ

P.6/3/2006-SEZ (06/04/2015)

The undersigned is directed to say that guidelines for power generation, transmission and distribution in Special Economic Zones issued vide this Ministry's letter of even number dated 21st March, 2012 stand withdrawn with immediate effect i.e 1st April, 2015....

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Dual Use of Non-Processing Area of Sezs by SEZ Entities as Well as DTA Entities Allowed

G.S.R. 5(E) (02/01/2015)

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 55 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006, namely:-...

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Procedure of service tax refund/exemption to SEZ-reg.

F.No.B1/6/2013 (25/11/2014)

F. No. B1/6/2013-TRU Dated- 25th November, 2014 Certain representations have been received through Ministry of Commerce raising the issue that SEZ unit or developer has to approach two authorities (the SEZ authority and with the Jurisdictional Service Tax authority) for upfront exemption under notification No. 12/2013 dated 01.07.2013 as ...

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Uniform list of Services to be followed in SEZ- regarding

No D.12/19/2013 -SEZ (21/11/2014)

Instruction No. 83 Dated 21st November, 2014 Representations have been received in this Department that despite issue of default list of authorised services by DoC, the SEZ Developers and Units are forced to apply, a fresh to UAC even for those authorized services which are already approved earlier by the UAC for the said Developers/Unit...

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Harmonization of Rules, formats & fees in all SEZs

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce vide SEZ Division Letter in D.12/25/2012-SEZ, dated October 28, 2014, has harmonized the Rules, formats and fees in all the SEZs formats by standardizing the following procedures for adaption in all Zones:...

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Digitalization of applications/permissions by SEZ Units/ Developers

As part of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiative of Department of Commerce (DOC), following transactions were identified by DOC as important applications made by SEZ units and Developers to Development Commissioner’s office and DOC for various Approvals/intimations/reporting. DOC had requested NDML to develop and deploy online sub...

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Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under RTI Act, 2005

No.1/6/2011-IR (22/09/2014)

It was required that each Ministry/Public Authority should get its proactive disclosure package audited by third party every year and such audit should be communicated to the CIC through publication on their own website. It has been noticed that most of the Ministries/Public Authorities have not yet got their proactive disclosure package ...

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Services on which SEZ may claim exemption from Service Tax

Instruction No. 79 (19/11/2013)

Uniform List of Services To Be Followed in SEZs - Representations have been received for inclusion of more services in the list of default authorised services. The matter was considered during the DC meeting held on 7th November, 2013 and it has been decided that following two more services may be included in the list of default authorise...

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Draft Guidelines to regulate functioning of worn and used clothing units in SEZs

Notification No. D.6/35/2012-SEZ (03/04/2013)

I am directed to circulate a Draft guidelines to regulate functioning of worn and used clothing units in SEZs and invite comments/suggestions on the same in order to finalize the Policy to regulate functioning of worn and used clothing units in SEZs....

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Guidelines for Setting up Disaster Recovery& Business Continuity Plans Centers for IT / ITES SEZs

Notification No. D.12/25/2012-SEZ (22/02/2013)

Disaster recovery (DR) may be seen as the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to a business organization after a natural or human-induced disaster occurs. Disaster recovery may be seen as a subset of business continuity. ...

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Draft Policy on Units in SEZs carrying on recycling of plastic scrap or waste

No.C.6/10/2009-SEZ (04/02/2013)

I am directed to circulate a Draft policy on Units in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) carrying on recycling of plastic scrap or waste and invite comments/suggestions on the same in order to finalize the Policy on Plastic Recycling Units in SEZs....

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Guidelines on Handling of Court Cases and Other Litigation Matters Relating to Sezs

NA (09/01/2012)

In all other matters, the concerned DC, SEZ should take all necessary steps, including consultation with Government Counsel and represent the matter before the relevant Court on behalf of UoI also....

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Discussion Paper on Potential Reform of the SEZ Policy and Operating Framework

NA (12/11/2011)

The SEZ sector has grown significantly since the enactment of the SEZ Act 2005 and Rules in 2006, in terms of the number of SEZs, investment attracted, and employment and exports generated. While these achievements are irrefutable and significant, a comprehensive analytical assessment of the performance of the sector and certain key devel...

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SEZ – Section 4 Of The Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – Calica Constructions And Impex Pvt. Ltd.

Notification No. S.O. 2349 (E) (12/10/2011)

Whereas, M/s. Calica Constructions and Impex Private Limited, a private organisation, had proposed under section 3 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), (hereinafter referred to as the said Act) to set up a sector specific Special Economic Zone for Information Technology and Information Technology enabled services at Villa...

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SEZ – Setting up of a sector specific SEZ by Infoparks Kerala – Notification No. S.O. 1064(E), DATED 16-05-2011

Notifcation No. S.O. 1064(E) (16/05/2011)

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 1064(E), DATED 16-5-2011 - WHEREAS, M/s. Infoparks Kerala, a State Government organization, has proposed under section 3 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), to set up a sector specific Special Economic Zone for information technology and information technolo...

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SEZ – Views of the Industry sought by MCI on its proposal to relax conditions for Project & Employment Visa for SEZ

Circular No.. 12/2/2011-FOI (05/05/2011)

CIRCULAR [NO. 12/2/2011-FOI], DATED 5-5-2011 It has been realised that while this stipulation would remain to be a guiding factor to operate E-visa regime in general, units bringing large amount of FDI in SEZs could be granted exemption from this stipulation for a few of their foreign employees who are specialists in their respective fiel...

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Section 4 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – Renaissance Designbuild Private Ltd.

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 198(E) (31/01/2011)

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 198(E), DATED 31-1-2011 The Central Government makes the following amendment in the English version notification of Ministry of Commerce bearing number S.O. 11(E), dated 4th January, 2011 constituting approval committee for the sector specific Special Economic Zone for information technology and information technolog...

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SEZ – Rule 47(3) of SEZ Rules, 2006-Duty for sale of power from SEZ to DTA

Instruction No. 75, (07/02/2011)

INSTRUCTION NO. 75, DATED 7-2-2011. The undersigned is directed to refer to the Instruction No. 67 issued vide letter of even number dated 28th October, 2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the last two lines of the same have been modified to read as under:- "that operation of Rule 47(3)(a), (b), (d) and (e) of SEZ Rules, ...

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Section 4 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – G.P. Realtors Pvt. Ltd

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O.3043(E) (24/12/2010)

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O.3043(E), DATED 24-12-2010- the Central Government is satisfied that requirements under sub-section (8) of section 3 of the said Act, and other related requirements are fulfilled and it has granted letter of approval under sub-section (10) of section 3 of the said Act for development operation and maintenance of the se...

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Section 4 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – G.P. Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

S.O.3043(E), (24/12/2010)

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O.3043(E), DATED 24-12-2010- Central Government is satisfied that requirements under sub-section (8) of section 3 of the said Act, and other related requirements are fulfilled and it has granted letter of approval under sub-section (10) of section 3 of the said Act for development operation and maintenance of the sector...

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Special Economic Zones (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2010 – Amendment in Form “C”

NOTIFICATION NO. G.S.R. 982(E) (16/12/2010)

NOTIFICATION NO. G.S.R. 982(E), DATED 16-12-2010 In exercise of the powers conferred by section 55 of the Special Economic Zone Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006, namely:— 1. (i) These rules may be called the Special Economic Zones (Six...

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SEZ -Clarification on execution of Bond-cum-Legal Undertaking by the SEZ Developer or SEZ Unit in terms of rule 22(1)(iv) of the SEZ Rules, 2006

SEZ: INSTRUCTION NO. 72 (30/11/2010)

SEZ – Clarification on execution of Bond-cum-Legal Undertaking by the SEZ Developer or SEZ Unit in terms of rule 22(1)(iv) of the SEZ Rules, 2006 INSTRUCTION NO. 72, DATED 30-11-2010 The undersigned is directed to say that the representations have been received from the SEZ Developer SEZ Unit seeking clarification on execution of B...

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SEZ – Section 13 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – Stargaze Properties Private Limited

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 2760(E) (09/11/2010)

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 2760(E), DATED 9-11-2010 Whereas, M/s. Stargaze Properties Private Limited, a private organization in the State of Andhra Pradesh, had proposed under section 3 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), (hereinafter referred to as ‘the said Act’), to set up a sector specific Special Economic Zone for i...

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SEZ – Section 13 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – J.T. Holdings Private Limited

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 2761(E) (09/11/2010)

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 2761(E), DATED 9-11-2010 Whereas, M/s. J.T. Holdings Private Limited, a private organization in the State of Andhra Pradesh, had proposed under section 3 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), (hereinafter referred to as ‘the said Act’), to set up a sector specific Special Economic Zone for informa...

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SEZ – Clarification on Instruction No. 49 on FTWZ issues

SEZ: INSTRUCTION NO. 71 (12/11/2010)

SEZ : Clarification on Instruction No. 49 on FTWZ issues INSTRUCTION NO. 71, DATED 12-11-2010 I am directed to refer to Instruction No. 49, dated 12th March, 2010 of this Department and to amend the point No. (iv) of the abovementioned instruction to the extent that instead of there being no limitation on units set […]...

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Clarification on various Policy and operational issues relating to IT SEZs- Instruction No.70

SEZ: Instruction No.70 (09/11/2010)

Instruction No.70 F. No. 12/4/2010-SEZ Government of India Department of Commerce (SEZ Division) **** Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi. Dated: 9th November, 2010. To All Development Commissioners. Subject : clarification on various Policy and operational issues relating to IT SEZs. Sir/Madam, Please find enclosed a copy of clarifications/decisions...

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SEZ – Guidelines to regulate functioning of plastics/Used clothing units in SEZs

SEZ: INSTRUCTION NO. 69 (04/11/2010)

INSTRUCTION NO. 69, DATED 4-11-2010 In terms of the Rule 18(4) of the SEZ Rules, 2006, extension of Letter of  Approval of an existing unit for recycling plastic scrap and waste enhancement of the approved import quantum of plastic waste and scrap beyond of annual average import quantum of the unit and reprocessing of garments […]...

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SEZ -Transfer of used Capital Goods by SEZ units

SEZ: Instruction No. 68 (28/10/2010)

SEZ : Transfer of used Capital Goods by SEZ units Instruction No. 68, dated 28-10-2010 Department of Commerce has been receiving a number of representations especially from IT/ITES SEZ units about their requests for transfer of capital goods from their STPI units to their newly formed SEZ units. In one case, the DC concerned permitted [&h...

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SEZ – Energy Conservation in SEZs

SEZ: Instruction No. 66 (27/10/2010)

SEZ : Energy Conservation in SEZs Instruction No. 66, dated 27-10-2010 Please find attached guidelines on Energy Conservation in Special Economic Zones for implementation. This issues with the approval of Commerce & Industry Minister....

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SEZ – Guidelines for Development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

SEZ: Instruction No. 65 (27/10/2010)

Instruction No. 65, dated 27-10-2010 Please find attached guidelines for Development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for implementation. This issues with the approval of Commerce & Industry Minister....

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Instruction No. 64 regarding Role of Zonal DC in SEZ

SEZ: Instruction No. 64 (11/08/2010)

I am directed say that for effective administration and implementation of the SEZ Scheme, the Development Commissioners of the Central Government owned SEZs were declared as Zonal Development...

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Procedure regarding removal of goods to bonded warehouse under Rule 46(13) of SEZ Rules, 2006

SEZ: Instruction No. 63 (10/08/2010)

I am directed to say that representations have been received in the Department seeking clarification on procedure for removal of goods to Bonded Warehouse under Rule 46(13) of SEZ Rules, 2006. The matter has been examined in consultation with Directorate General of Export Promotion, Department of Revenue and the following procedure is pre...

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Procedure for clearance of State SEZ Bills

SEZ: Instruction No. 62 (23/07/2010)

As per the procedure agreed, Department of Commerce takes responsibility of having consultation with all concerned Department of the Government of India to create consensus among them and send its recommendation alongwith the no objection of different Departments of the Government of India to MHA for final approval. Ministry of Home Affai...

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Clarification on holding of goods by units in FTWZ

SEZ: Instruction No. 60 (06/07/2010)

I am directed to say that in a meeting held in Department of Commerce with FTWZ Developers doubts were raised as to whether units in FTWZ can hold goods on behalf of foreign buyer, DTA supplier and buyer. 2. It is clarified that FTWZ units can hold goods on behalf of foreign supplier and buyer and DTA supplier and buyer as well, subject t...

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Requests for transfer of units from one SEZ to another SEZ

SEZ: Instruction No. 59 (18/06/2010)

Government has been receiving requests for shifting of units from one SEZ to another SEZ due to various reasons. These requests were considered but could not be acted upon as there are no specific provisions under the SEZ Rules for these shifts and also there are no rule prohibiting the shifts, with the consolidation of SEZs,...

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Section 4 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – Establishment of Special Economic Zone and approval and authorization to operate to, Developer –Setting up of a Sector Specific SEZ by Ansal Kamdhenu Engineering SEZ Limited for engineering sector at Sonepat on NH-1, Haryana – Amendment in Notification No. S.O. 1626(E), dated 7-7-2008

Notification No. S.O. 1358(E) (09/06/2010)

The Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 4 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005) and in pursuance of rule 8 of the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006, hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, n...

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Section 4 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – Establishment of Special Economic Zone and approval and authorization to operate to, Developer –Setting up of a Sector Specific SEZ by Navi Mumbai SEZ Pvt. Ltd. for IT & IT enabled services at Raigad District in the State of Maharashtra – Amendment in Notification No. S.O. 666(E), dated 12-3-2009

Notification No. S.O. 1357(E) (09/06/2010)

approval committee for the sector specific Special Economic Zone for information technology and information technology enabled services-C at Village Ulwe, Taluka Panvel, District Raigad in the State of Maharashtra by M/s. Navi Mumbai SEZ Private Limited...

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Allowing of authorized employees of IT/ITES units in SEZ to work from Home vide Instruction No. 58, dated 21-5-2010

SEZ: Instruction No. 58 (21/05/2010)

In partial modification of the Instruction No. 55 dated 5th May, 2010 issued by the Department of Commerce on the above mentioned subject, this is to clarify that off-site employees of SEZ may be permitted to work from home or from place outside the SEZ subject to the same conditions as prescribed in the instruction....

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SEZ- Withdrawal of Instruction No. 34

SEZ: Instruction No. 57 (20/05/2010)

I am directed to refer to Instruction 56, dated 7th May, 2010 of this Department and to say that pursuant to the Notification dated 13th January, 2010 whereby sections 20, 21 & 22 of SEZ Act, 2005 have been operationalised, Instruction No. 34 dated 3rd August, 2009 stands withdrawn....

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SEZ- Withdrawal of Instruction No. 45

SEZ: Instruction No. 56 (07/05/2010)

Instruction No. 56, dated 7-5-2010. I am directed to say that pursuant to Notification dated 13th January, 2010 operationalising Section 20, 21 and 22 of the SEZ Act, 2005, Instruction No. 45 dated 30th November, 2009 stands withdrawn w.e.f. 13-1-10....

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Allowing of authorized employees of IT/ITES units in SEZ to work from Home

SEZ: Instruction 55/2010 (05/05/2010)

I am directed to say that references have been received from various stake holders seeking clarification regarding whether employees of units in IT SEZ can work on need base basis from home or from a place outside the SEZ....

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Consolidated list of default authorized operations which can be undertaken by the developer/approved co-developer by default from the date of notification

SEZ: Instruction No. 50 (15/03/2010)

The DC’s/UAC’s may allow Developer/approved Co-developers duty free goods and services for these default authorized operations from the date of notification of the SEZ. These authorized operations will, however, continue to be subject to the various guidelines issued by Government from time to time. Approval Committees whi...

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Clarifications on FTWZ issues

SEZ: Instruction No. 49 (12/03/2010)

Regarding Licencing requirement, it is clarified that in terms of Rule 27 of SEZ Rules, a unit in SEZ/FTWZ can import all types of goods except prohibited items. However, in terms of Rule 26 of SEZ Rules, if any permission is required for import under any other law, the same shall be allowed with the approval of BOA. In respect of prohibi...

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Exemption to ATMs in SEZ from being treated as Offshore Banking Units

Notification No. S.O. 527(E) (03/03/2010)

Section 49 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 – Power to modify provision of this Act or other enactments in relation to Special Economic Zones – Exemption to ATMs in SEZ from being treated as Offshore Banking Units. Notification No. S.O. 527(E), dated 3-3-2010...

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Procedure for seeking clarification on policy issues relating to SEZ Act and Rules from Department of Commerce

SEZ: Instruction No. 43 (23/11/2009)

Meetings of all Zonal Development Commissioners under the chairmanship of AS(SEZ) would be held after BOA meeting in the Department of Commerce to discuss and clarify policy matters which required further discussion. Therefore, if Zonal DCs need any clarifications on SEZ Policy issues, they may bring up such matters along with full detail...

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Guidelines for consideration of proposals for authorized operations by the BoA

SEZ: Instruction No. 42 (18/11/2009)

It has been noted that developers/co-developers have been seeking permission of the BoA for carrying out such authorized operations, which are already covered in the default list of authorized operations, the powers for which have already been delegated to the DC’s/UAC’s. This results in the waste of precious time of the BoA....

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Clarification on calculation of NFE as per Rule 53 of the SEZ Rules, 2006 for units in SEZ

SEZ: INSTRUCTION NO. 41

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry has issued an Instruction No. 41 - F.No.C.6/9/2009-SEZ- Dated November, 2009 to all Development Commissioners clarifying that Net Foreign Exchange Earning (NFE) for SEZ units is to be calculated in rupee terms only.In case a unit claims that the NFE is negative due to foreign exchange fluctuations, th...

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Clarification on calculation of NFE as per Rule 53 of the SEZ Rules, 2006

SEZ: Instruction No. 41 (13/11/2009)

I am directed to say that references have been received in this department seeking clarification on the currency in which NFE is to be calculated. The matter has been examined in this department and it is clarified that NFE is to be calculated in rupee terms only....

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Instruction on Norms for building infrastructure in the non-processing area of SEZ

SEZ: Instruction No. 30 (03/08/2009)

Instruction No. 30, dated August, 2009 I am directed to inform you that Empowered Group of Ministers in its meeting dated 24th October, 2008 had approved development guidelines to be followed in respect of operations in the non-processing area of the SEZs. 2. As per the decision, the Board of Approval while approving infrastructure withi...

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Clarification on Lease of space on shift basis in IT/ITES SEZ & Disaster Management/Recovery Centre

SEZ: Instruction No. 13 (03/06/2009)

F.No.C.3/6/2009-SEZ Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Dated the 3rd June , 2009 INSTRUCTION NO. 13 Subject: Clarification on Lease of space on shift basis in IT/ITES SEZ & Disaster Management / Recovery Centre Reference has been received as to whether a Developer can l...

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Notification on Service Tax Exemption Granted to Special Economic Zones

Notification No. 9/2009-Service Tax (03/03/2009)

The Central Government has issued a Notification („subject Notification?) granting exemption from service tax in respect of the taxable services which are provided in relation to the authorized operations in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and are received by a developer or a unit of an SEZ. This Notification supercedes the earlier exempt...

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